lsm_p_area: AREA (patch level)

View source: R/lsm_p_area.R

lsm_p_areaR Documentation

AREA (patch level)

Description

Patch area (Area and edge metric)

Usage

lsm_p_area(landscape, directions = 8)

Arguments

landscape

Raster* Layer, Stack, Brick, SpatRaster (terra), stars, or a list of rasterLayers.

directions

The number of directions in which patches should be connected: 4 (rook's case) or 8 (queen's case).

Details

AREA = a_{ij} * (\frac{1} {10000})

where a_{ij} is the area in square meters.

AREA is an 'Area and edge metric' and equals the area of each patch in hectares. The lower limit of AREA is limited by the resolution of the input raster, i.e. AREA can't be smaller than the resolution squared (in hectares). It is one of the most basic, but also most important metrics, to characterise a landscape. The metric is the simplest measure of composition.

Units

Hectares

Range

AREA > 0

Behaviour

Increases, without limit, as the patch size increases.

Value

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References

McGarigal, K., SA Cushman, and E Ene. 2012. FRAGSTATS v4: Spatial Pattern Analysis Program for Categorical and Continuous Maps. Computer software program produced by the authors at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Available at the following web site: https://www.umass.edu/landeco/

See Also

lsm_c_area_mn, lsm_c_area_sd, lsm_c_area_cv, lsm_c_ca,
lsm_l_area_mn, lsm_l_area_sd, lsm_l_area_cv, lsm_l_ta

Examples

lsm_p_area(landscape)


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